Type: Assistant Professor in Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology
Institution: College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA (USA)
Date: from 15 September 2014
The College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, seeks applications for a full-time (academic year), tenure-track assistant professor in gender, race, culture, science, and technology (GRCST) to begin September 15, 2014. Candidates must demonstrate the ability/potential to collaborate across disciplines and contribute to the curricular and scholarly development of the interdisciplinary area of GRCST. Although applications are sought from any traditional liberal arts discipline (arts, communications, humanities, social sciences) or interdisciplinary area, we are particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds in or connections to anthropology, ethnic studies, geography, philosophy, sociology, or women’s and gender studies. Disciplinary expertise alone is not sufficient; that expertise must intersect in meaningful ways with science and technology.
This is one of four, college-wide searches in the broad area of science, technology, and society (STS), reflecting the college’s commitment to integrating liberal arts disciplinary knowledge and values into efforts to solve pressing contemporary problems while preparing our students for future leadership roles in such efforts. The four interdisciplinary, STS search areas are, in alphabetical order, (1) ethics, public policy, science, and technology; (2) gender, race, culture, science, and technology; (3) media arts, society, and technology; and (4) science and risk communication.
Cal Poly operates on a teacher-scholar model in which faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, produce scholarship in their field(s) of interest, and provide service to the institution. The typical teaching assignment is three, four-credit courses per quarter. For this specific position, teaching and service assignments will be divided between the interdisciplinary program in GRCST and the new faculty member’s home department in proportions agreeable to all parties. For applicants in philosophy, expertise in feminist ethics and feminist social and political philosophy is required as is an ability to teach introductory courses in the history of philosophy. For applicants in Ethnic Studies or Women’s and Gender Studies, the ability to teach ES/WGS 350 – Gender, Race, Science, and Technology is required. A completed terminal degree (Ph.D., in most disciplines) by the listed start date and evidence of successful university teaching are required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should complete the online faculty application at WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and submit it to Requisition #103079. Please upload the following required materials as part of the electronic application: cover letter, current vitae, transcript copy, teaching portfolio and evidence of teaching effectiveness (with course syllabi and evaluations), and an example(s) of scholarship. Applicants must also provide names and email addresses for a minimum of three professional references when completing the online application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the people listed by applicants. A transcript copy may be attached to the above application or sent to the address listed for Requisition #103079. Official sealed transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Completed applications (all required materials submitted) received by the REVIEW BEGIN DATE will receive full consideration.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE: California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is a comprehensive polytechnic university with a strong commitment to its Learn by Doing philosophy. Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts offers 17 highly selective Bachelor of Arts programs and 5 Master’s degree programs with 250 full-time faculty and nearly 3,000 undergraduate majors. Our distinguished faculty is actively engaged in teaching, scholarship, and service. Cal Poly is among the most selective universities nationwide; student quality is high, with applications significantly exceeding admissions.
ETHNIC STUDIES: The Department of Ethnic Studies at Cal Poly invites applicants whose scholarship uses creative inter- and multidisciplinary approaches to study the lives of Indigenous, African, Latino/a, and/or Asian peoples in the United States within a global and postcolonial context. The department offers a Comparative Ethnic Studies major and minor. Ethnic Studies courses also fulfill both general education and United States Cultural Pluralism requirements. The successful candidate seeking a tenure home in Ethnic Studies should be prepared to teach ES/WGS 350 (Gender, Race, Science, and Technology) and ES courses in her or his areas of expertise, including those at the lower division level, as well as design new courses that integrate an ethnic studies approach to science and technology studies.
WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES: The Department of Women’s & Gender Studies strongly encourages individuals with PhDs or graduate certificates/concentrations in WGS or related fields (and a PhD in another discipline) to apply for this position. In addition to offering existing and new courses in WGS focused on the complex relationships between gender, race, culture, science, and technology, applicants seeking a tenure home in Women’s & Gender Studies should be prepared to teach introductory courses and the upper-level feminist theory seminar in the department. Areas of particular interest to the department include transnational, postcolonial, indigenous, and/or anti-racist feminisms; environmental justice, sustainability, development and/or globalization studies; media and/or information studies; and masculinities, sexualities and/or queer studies. Candidates must demonstrate a record and commitment to working to ensure an equitable and inclusive campus for all students, faculty, and staff. For more information on the Department or Minor in Women’s & Gender Studies, please see http://cla.calpoly.edu/wgs.html.
(submit to Requisition #103079)
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First Nations Studies Department
College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences
Assistant Professor (Tenure-track Position)
The University of Northern British Columbia is ranked as one of Canada’s best small research universities with a core campus in Prince George and regional campuses throughout northern BC. UNBC has long established partnerships with many First Nations Bands and Tribal Councils. There is a strong support system for students, including the First Nations Centre, an innovative Peer Support Network, the Northern Advancement Program and other academic and cultural bridging programs. Currently there are over 3500 students enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate UNBC degree programs throughout northern BC. For more information on the First Nations Studies Department, please visit http://www.unbc.ca/firstnations/.
Located in north-central BC, Prince George is a city of approximately 73,000 people with a range of cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. Prince George is a friendly community offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly-fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work. The city is also home to a symphony orchestra, professional theatre, a WHL hockey team, and a community college. For more information about living and working in Prince George please consult http://www.unbc.ca/experience for more information on working at UNBC please consult http://www.unbc.ca/provost/new_faculty.html.
The University of Northern British Columbia, in conjunction with the First Nations Studies Department, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track position) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. The First Nations Studies Department offers an interdisciplinary program that includes health, gender, governance, languages and culture. The Department seeks applicants with demonstrated research and teaching success in the areas of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), traditional use studies, community research, and resource planning. The successful candidate will possess the knowledge and experience necessary to teach undergraduate and graduate courses as well as supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will contribute to the First Nations Studies Department mandate to foster understanding of the diversity and strengths of Aboriginal peoples in Canada and abroad. Candidates must have completed a PhD prior to the start date of July 1, 2014.
Applicants should include a letter indicating potential contributions to the department, curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly work, and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition # FAN10-13 to: The Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9. Fax: (250) 960-5791. Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Ross Hoffman, Chair of the First Nations Studies Department, at Telephone (250) 960- 5242, Email <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This position is being advertised subject to budgetary approval. Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
Applications received on or before January 16, 2014, will receive full consideration; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
ACCESS and Urban Spirit Foundation are looking for volunteers to help out at four events in early 2014. The events are open to the public and will feature health professional speakers, food, arts and crafts vendors and a wellness and pampering area. The first event will be at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre on January 25, 2013, with three other dates to be confirmed.
Volunteer roles include security, ticket sales, and generally assisting coordinators on the day of the event, and there is also an opportunity for a volunteer passionate about event planning to take on a leadership role during the day. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Elaine Clare at email@example.com.
Daniel Heath Justice talk, “Being a Good Relative, Becoming a Good Ancestor: Other-than-Human Kinship and the Decolonial Imperative”
(First Nations Studies Program and English, University of British Columbia)
“Being a Good Relative, Becoming a Good Ancestor: Other-than-Human Kinship and the Decolonial Imperative”
5-6:30pm, Wed Nov 27, Coach House, Green College, UBC
Abstract: From the nineteenth-century decimation of prairie bison herds and imposition of patriarchal farming techniques to the contemporary decline of coastal fisheries and narrowed concerns of familial obligations, a consistent pattern in Eurowestern political and economic colonialism worldwide has been the targeted suppression of Indigenous kinship relations with the other-than-human. While variously dismissed by colonial agents as “pagan,” “primitive,” or illusory, such expansive familial relations are in fact substantive to and expressive of Indigenous political, ceremonial, and intellectual practices of self-determination and cultural and political distinctiveness. This presentation will consider a few illustrative examples of the other-than-human as a vital concern in Indigenous decolonization and resurgence politics today, while critically engaging the potential consequences of an absence of such considerations in contemporary activism and scholarship.
Speaker Info: Daniel Heath Justice is a Colorado-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He is Chair of the First Nations Studies Program and Associate Professor of First Nations Studies and English at UBC on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people. His work includes Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History, the Indigenous epic fantasy The Way of Thorn and Thunder: The Kynship Chronicles, and the co-edited anthologies Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature and, with James H. Cox, the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature. Current projects include a cultural history of badgers and a study of critical kinship in Indigenous literature.
All those attending talks in this series are invited to stay for dinner at Green College with the speaker. Those interested in attending dinner are asked to make a reservation at least by noon the business day before. Contact 604-822-8660 or visit the Green College website for details.
Oecologies: Inhabiting Premodern Worlds is a new Speaker Series sponsored by Green College that gathers scholars from the humanities living and working along the North American Pacific coast to investigate the idea of “oecology,” an older spelling of the modern concept “ecology.” For event details, abstracts, and speaker information, please visit oecologies.com or view the event poster. Also follow us on Twitter (@Oecologies) and “Like” us on Facebook (facebook.com/oecologies)! Oecologies also holds a reading group in advance of each talk in the Speaker Series. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Robert Rouse (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have other questions about Oecologies, please do not hesitate to contact me (email@example.com) or our assistant, Carmel Ohman (firstname.lastname@example.org).